Vacation in Boothbay Harbor Maine This Summer

Chocolate Covered Wild Blueberries from Maine

“The soul of the coast” is calling my name and my friends at Brown’s Wharf Inn have me researching Boothbay Harbor Maine and it sounds like my kind of town.  Frizzy hair and plump pores mean summer is already here in Florida which has me thinking I need some place cool to visit.

Located just over an hour’s drive northeast of Portland, Maine, Boothbay Harbor is referred as the “The Boating Capital of New England” because of the abundance of fishing and recreational watercraft. Sea kayaking, whale and puffin watching trips, and sailing excursions are activities I would enjoy as a solo traveler, I’d love to check out the lighthouses, hiking trails and what sounds to be a very cool 1,000-foot-footbridge connecting the inner harbor.

Chocolate Covered Wild Blueberries from Maine
Chocolate Covered Wild Blueberries from Maine

Where to stay? According to TripAdvisor, the largest online travel community, Brown’s Wharf Inn is the best Boothbay Harbor Inn to rest a weary head. Run by the third generation of the Brown family, the inn offers modern conveniences with coastal charm with its 70 water view hotel rooms, suites and couple of cottages, marina, and access to superb fishing.

A gigantic statue of “The Old Lobster Fishermen” welcomes visitors to this Boothbay Harbor Inn and the Brown’s Wharf Restaurant and Lounge has been serving locals and visitors for more than 50 years. Enjoy fresh lobster pulled from local waters (and watch lobsters scurrying near the inn’s docks) and I’m sure there are some tasty desserts made with the state’s official berry, wild blueberries. The Old Salt Shed Lounge oozes with history. It dates back to the 1700s when it housed salt which fishermen used to salt their cod. Today, it’s a cool place to grab a cocktail. Boothbay Harbor and Brown’s Wharf Inn sound like the refreshing summer vacation destination I need.

Thank you to Brown’s Wharf Inn for supporting my traveling habit.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

3 thoughts on “Vacation in Boothbay Harbor Maine This Summer

  1. You shouldn’t be disappointed if you go up there. Beautiful scenery. Windjammer cruises available in the area along with Lobster bakes.

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blogs about Boothbay Harbor and yours happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    – Jocelyn

  3. There are so many places to fish out there,historical places and one of the most beautiful sight ,i don’t know you watch it or not ,the whale comes out from the sea..that views is really gorgeous.

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